1) Tomorrow! African Renaissance: Arts as the Expression of Citizen Engagement and a Level for Development in collaboration with the Africa House ThoyerMessage 1 of 1 , Apr 16, 2009View Source1) Tomorrow!African Renaissance: Arts as the Expression of Citizen Engagement and a Level for Development in collaboration with the Africa House Thoyer Colloquium on African Art.
Friday, April 17, 2009 6:00-8:30pm at Einstein Auditorium, Steinhardt Department of Art & Art Professions NYU 34 Stuyvesant St., Barney Building, Ground floor, New York City
Special Guest Speakers:
Awam Amkpa, Ph.D. Filmmaker, author, and Chair of NYU Africana Studies.
Ross Bleckner, MFA. Renowned artist whose works are held in prominent public collections around the world
Djibril Diallo, Ph.D. Senior advisor to the Executive Director of UNAIDS and chair of the Leadership Committee for the U.S. Launch of FESMAN 2009
Julio Leitao. Founder and director of the non-profit organization for arts Batoto Yetu.
Gary van Wyk, Ph.D. Curator of Axis Gallery -- the only American gallery promoting both traditional and contemporary art from Southern Africa .
Reception and networking at the African Renaissance Café to follow.
RSVP (now!): http://wagner.nyu.edu/events**********************************2) Currently on view at Pace Primitive are two exhibitions that may be of interest, "Art of Nigeria" and "A Collection of Yoruba Beadwork":Of particular relevance to recent discussion is this "beaded dance panel" with geometric elements:3) Also, upcoming at the New Orleans Museum of Art:
NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART
All area educators are invited to attend our next FREE workshop, an exploration of the Museum's African Art collection. Educational materials will be provided to participants, as well as a certificate of attendance. Pre-registration is required. Please contact the Education Department at 504-658-4128 or education@.... When e-mailing, please provide your name, school or organization, and phone number.
African Art from the Permanent Collection
Tuesday, April 28, 6-8 p.m.
Curator of African Art William Fagaly will use the Museum's collection to provide educators with a general overview of the arts of Africa. The objects in the galleries will help to shed light on the religious, social and artistic background of each culture represented. Overall themes within the collection will be highlighted, allowing educators to present the material to their students with ease. Education staff also will discuss classroom activities and suggestions for incorporating African art into a variety of curricula.